Coventry's number one hit on TripAdvisor plans wider stage after attracting music fans from dozens of countries
From the Birmingham beginnings of The Beat nearly 40 years ago to noughties Coventry chart-toppers The Enemy, the Music Museum has had as meteoric a rise as some of the bands its displays honour.
Based in the promisingly-named 2-Tone Village on Coventry’s Ball Hill, the venue’s success in its opening 15 months means organisers are now planning to expand into a neighbouring building, creating three galleries dedicated to local music in response to 4,500 visitors from 44 countries.
“We expected to be in this position in possibly year three,” says Julie Chambers, the Financial Director of a museum which has the distinction of being the number one entry on TripAdvisor for ways to while the time in Coventry.
“But opportunities arose and we are looking at more great gallery space and our very own entrance. It's very exciting".
Neville Staple, Pete Waterman, Frank Ifield and Hazel O'Connor are the patrons of the museum, which is being lauded as a symbol of well-conceived music tourism.
“The new temporary exhibition gallery is looking for a name and a sponsorship deal,” says Curator Pete Chambers, who is also the museum’s Director.
“We are looking for companies and individuals, to sponsor the gallery so we can name it after them on a long term basis and help make this Coventry success story even more successful".
- Visit the museum at covmm.co.uk. Potential sponsors can telephone Pete Chambers on 07971171441.
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